Matzav.com has learned that dozens of girls from Camp Bnos in Ferndale, NY, and Camp Tubby (Machaneh Tichon Bais Yaakov) in Woodbourne, NY, have been bussed home because of the H1N1 swine flu virus which has been spreading among campers. “In camp, the girls will not be able to properly recover,” one parent told Matzav.com. “The silver lining in all this,” said the parent somewhat in jest, “is that the parents of these girls won’t have to make the trek up to the mountains this Sunday for visiting day.”
About 60 girls from each of the camps were sent home.
Camp Bnos is part of Agudath Israel’s network of camps, which includes Camp Agudah and Camp Chayil Miriam. Camp Tubby is run by Rabbi and Rebbetzin Aharon Kahn.